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My dream!

19 Feb
My dream!

Umbra wall art
nordstrom.com

Wall sticker
wallsneedlove.com

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You’re Never Too Old For Back To School Shopping!

17 Jul
You're Never Too Old For Back To School Shopping!

Bright Done Right

17 Jul
Bright Done Right

Equipment shirt
revolveclothing.com

Old navy
oldnavy.gap.com

Manolo blahnik
marissacollections.com

Lanvin
net-a-porter.com

Nars cosmetic
beauty.com

4th of July Ensemble

2 Jul
4th of July Ensemble

Wildfox couture
sundancebeach.com

Wildfox couture
sundancebeach.com

Lanvin strappy sandals
net-a-porter.com

Kiehl s kiehl s
bloomingdales.com

Hawaiian tropic
walgreens.com

Island Girl: Pack These For the Beach

28 Jun
Island Girl: Pack These For the Beach

Walk Like a Harlequin

16 Jun

Everyone defines 80’s style as neon, big hair and leggings. I tend to look at an era in it’s entirety. Sometimes it happens by accident.

In my college days, I was working across the street from Bryant Park for a major contemporary brand. I was walking to work when I stopped to look through some jewelery at a random stand and found a “flapper” pin. It was actually more like a harlequin face. She had a purple turban and winged out eyeliner. The man wanted a $1 for it (we settled on the grand sum of .75 cents), and off I went.

That pin changed the whole look of a bag that I literally wore to shreads. It was a slouchy leather pebbled black satchel with gold hardware. The pin transformed it from an everyday satchel to a vintage gyspy bag.

I became more and more inspired by these types of pins and the overall aesthetic of the look in general. Apparently, this was a very big trend back in the early 80’s. I even had a sticker book with a harlequin on the cover. Stationary extraordinaire Lisa Frank created halequin stickers. I started strolling through Etsy. Guess what? More harlequins. Harlequins even became relevant in the 00’s. You should google Miu Miu Spring 2008.

 

Here are my favorite harlequin things:

A look from Miu Miu's Spring 2008 show.

A look from Miu Miu’s Spring 2008 show.

A pin very similar to the one I own (unfortunately, do not know which handbag it's in at the moment).Pin, $6, Etsy

A pin very similar to the one I own (unfortunately, do not know which handbag it’s in at the moment).Pin, $6, Etsy

Miu Miu Campaign featuring Kirsten Dunst, 2008.

Miu Miu Campaign featuring Kirsten Dunst, 2008.

Very cool vintage necklace, $15, Etsy

Very cool vintage necklace, $15, Etsy

 

 

 

Vintage dress, $50, Etsy

Vintage dress, $50, Etsy

 

 

 

 

My Last Resort

11 Jun

When I’m feeling more NYC 90’s sleek, Helmut Lang is one of my go-to labels. Although it may be way too early to start thinking of Resort, this jacket stopped in me in my tracks:

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Confession: I really want the whole outfit.

 

Thanks Helmut Lang! I will now be up thinking about it until it hits stores in December/January.

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